Woodland Arrangement

Here is my project for a rainy day in Maine, no flowers but lots of dried items! My inspiration was my beautiful foraged branch.

Thanks for stopping by. What are you doing on a rainy quarantined day? Let me know by commenting.

XO

C

Designing a Beautiful Life

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I feel so lucky to have a wonderful career. My job is all about enjoying the beauty that surrounds us or creating beautiful spaces or events for my clients.

When we are free to travel again I look forward to bringing my clients to Europe. Travel opens your mind, lifts your spirits, and feeds your soul.

Photo: Italy fall 2019 tour
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Most of my weddings have been postponed or canceled altogether for 2020, but I am still dreaming about bouquets and tablescapes.

One of CB Design weddings in 2018
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We will move our classes online so we can still learn and love flowers, gardening & interior ideas.

Floral & Design Classes
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Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and you enjoy your work.

I am using this downtime to take classes, watch YouTube videos on gardening, and read as many articles, books, and blogs about design as I can.

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I know some of you are taking Master Classes, learning languages, gardening, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and working out.

How are you using your quarantine time???

Let me know by commenting or liking my post!

Thank you for stopping by and please stay safe and healthy!

Xo 😘 Celia

I stand with Italy

I love Italy, and my heart is breaking for my home away from home! Stay healthy, enjoy your family, stay home!

We can all do our part to keep this from spreading by staying home. I am virtually traveling by watching travel shows, reading blogs and books!

Please stay safe & healthy.

Xo, Celia

Inspire others by living your best life

What makes you happy? Family, friends, work, home, travel and my dogs are the things that make me happy. I have committed to being grateful for something each day. I am grateful for sleep these days with a new puppy who rises well before the sun, I am thankful for my comfortable bed.

These are my goals, hopes and dreams for 2020.

1. EXPLORE MORE & LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!

2. EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.

3. READ, WRITE, COMMUNICATE & MEDITATE MORE.

4. TRAVEL MORE…TO ROME AND BEYOND!

5. EMBRACE LOVE!

6. THE BIGGEST GOAL…LIVE TO INSPIRE!

My goals for 2020 are simple. Enjoy life more, and stress less! Live in a way that inspires people to enjoy their own lives more!

Please share your goals by commenting on this post! Thank you for stopping by. Best, Celia

Liz Donnelly thank you for these amazing photos.

Love more, live more

This year, I am simplifying life. Less is more. My New Years’ resolution this year is to love and live more. To be present in my life and to be grateful every day for all that I have. I am so blessed to have such a large and wonderful family. My husband and I are both the youngest of five so our families are huge! I am taking the next year to enjoy every day and to find at least one thing to be grateful for.

What are you committed to this year? I wanted to pick something I could stick to. I wanted to choose a positive goal, what is more positive than love?

Ok let me know your thoughts by liking or commenting on this post.

I wish you all great happiness.

Best,

Celia

This is our new intern Georgia

Yippee it is Wedding Planning Season

It is the best part of the year for me! Wedding planning season, my creative juices are flowing, I wake up at 2am in a dreamy state thinking about my wonderful brides & grooms. This is one of my vision boards, I can totally visualize this couple’s big day!

It makes me so happy to be working on next season’s weddings! I hope you like the feel of these boards, I am inspired by my brides & grooms.

Thank you for stopping by.

XO, Celia

5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ROMA

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I LOVE ROME!!!! I miss it when I am not there. My senses are alive in this wonderful city. We will be introducing our tours in the spring stay tuned!!!

Best XOXO

Looking at tile with fresh eyes

Look at something, someone or a situation in your life from another angle. Perspective is everything! By distancing yourself and looking at things with fresh eyes, you will see things differently. Photographers are masters of perspective.

When I am working, I am looking at design from my client’s point of view. I want to be mindful that my ideas reflect them and not me.

Today I have been looking at tiles; there are a lot of different choices, and I am drawn to many of them. If I am not careful to always keep my concept and client’s in mind, I might influence the outcome with personal preferences.

The tiles I looked at today are the new hot trend…Zellige.

This tile is not new; it was widely used before Subway tile!

This is what I learned authentic Zellige is Moroccan; no two tiles are the same, imperfection is expected, and the finish and color vary a lot.

I think it is beautiful, and one of my clients is interested in using it. I just wanted to get educated, so I took the day to study it.

If you are interested in learning more about Zellige, this article is excellent!!

https://www.remodelista.com/posts/moroccan-zellige-terracotta-tiles-pros-cons/

Hope you learned something new today!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like this post please let me know by liking or commenting!

Best,

Celia

The streets of Lisbon are full of art!

Every where I look I see art in Lisbon! I love it!

Hope you enjoy it too!

Best,

C

Sell your inspiration to a client through photography

We all know at a restaurant we eat with our eyes first. How many times have you looked at what other diners have ordered and commented on it? “That looks good” or “let’s ask the waitstaff about that”. Well, wedding design is the same; we need to sell our concept with images that excite our clients and explain our vision. Below is my concept for a wedding I am designing in July.

I can’t wait to get started! I think the colors are so pretty and they will pop against the navy patterned tablecloths, shown below!

Hope you like the vision, thankfully my clients did!

Enjoy Summer!!!

Xo

Celia

Vision of An August Wedding

I have been busy conceptualizing my August weddings! As you may know, I am going to a program at the London Flower School. I want to get the most out of this course, so I am putting together my vision boards for each of this seasons weddings.

This is what I have in mind for one of my August weddings! This wedding is going to be black tie, elegant and unforgettable.

I am thinking of the ideas below for the cocktail hour decor, it is being held outside on a deck and lawn. The woven containers would be used for flowers arrangements, then the glass globes are for votive candles, and finally, the terracotta containers for herbs, and decorative grasses.

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These torches are so cool and they use citronella, which is perfect for a keeping bugs away on a Maine summer night.

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The tent we are using is clear, we are building a wood arbor for over the head table, similar to the one below.

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Here are my table-scape ideas, I need your feedback, after looking at all three options which one do you like best?

Option #1:

The head table area is to have six of these large hanging baskets, seen below, full of flowers and candles.

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Then the smaller hanging containers alternating between flowers and candles.

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The centerpieces will be the large tall glass containers with flowers surrounded by mini flower arrangements and votives.

Option #2:

Hanging garlands and flowers would be used with these candle holders.

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The center arrangement vessel for this optionis gold!

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These little containers, are for votive candles, and mini arrangements.

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Option #3

If I use these glass shapes hanging above the head table they will be filled with a combination of flowers and votives.

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This lovely glass urn would be the central vase.

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The blush containers would be filled with flowers and candles would be in the bejeweled option.

For the outdoor areas other than the cocktail hour space, I will be using a combination of elegant mercury glass, and rustic lanterns and planters.

Bridal bouquet ideas from Pinterest. I love these bouquets!

Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing from you, and I appreciate your taking the time to read this!

Please let me know what option you like best option 1, option 2, or option 3?

Best,

Celia

London Flower School Floristry Class

I love doing the flowers and decorating for weddings, in my opinion there is nothing more fun than a good wedding.

I have several weddings this summer, and I am always looking for inspiration and an excuse to travel abroad. I have signed up for a profesional floristry class at the London Flower School for the last week of May & beginnning of June. I am planning to go a bit early so I can attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity, I am truly blessed!


The London Flower School looks like a marvelous program. As a designer, I understand scale, color, and composition, but I know I can learn a great deal from the LFS instructors.

In my last post, I made promises to myself, to learn something new every month, well now I know that in May and June, I will be fulfilling my promise by taking this course. I have also kept my promises to add time for meditation weekly, and to practice patience with myself and others daily.

Thank you for stopping by, I will keep you in the know as I; learn, try, perfect, start and quit activities along this journey of mine. Hope you are well. I would love to hear from anyone of you at anytime, feel free to comment on, or like my posts.

Arrivederla,

Celia